Help During the Pandemic
The Isle of Wight COVID-19 helpline is for anyone who needs support or feels vulnerable, needs help because of lockdown or self-isolation, or who is alone with no local network of friends, family or neighbours and needs support.
If you are interested in volunteering to work with charities and community groups working on the Isle of Wight to support people through the corona virus pandemic please complete Community Actions' Volunteer Form and your details will be sent to the relevant agencies.
If you have already volunteered and are assisting with food and medication deliveries please refer to the Isle of Wight council's guidance for volunteers.
National guidance on the pandemic changes on a regular basis. Please refer to the Government Covid-19 Guidance pages for the most current information.
Bereavement Support Service Details
There are a number of sources of support if you or someone you know is facing financial hardship during the pandemic. Citizens Advice Isle of Wight can guide you to crisis support. Further information is available through Isle Help.
Other sources of support include:
Isle of Wight Foodbank who provides 3 days nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.
Help Through Crisis who can help with emergency food, gas and electric.
Free food from Aspire Ryde’s Community Fridge
Isle of Wight Council
The Isle of Wight Council has dedicated Covid-19 Public Health Webpages with information regarding the services they are providing as part of their response to the pandemic. This includes information on self-isolation, prevention, testing and vaccinations. There is also further information about community resources including pharmacy information, mental health, benefits and money and information for businesses.